Cincinnati Reds Eyeing Michael Lorenzen As MLB's Next Two-Way Player

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Cincinnati Reds Eyeing Michael Lorenzen As MLB's Next Two-Way Player
Cincinnati Reds Eyeing Michael Lorenzen As MLB's Next Two-Way Player

While the focus has been on Shohei Ohtani the last two seasons and his limited attempt to become Major League Baseball's first two-way player since Babe Ruth, what's happening with Michael Lorenzen and the Cincinnati Reds is going well under the radar. Lorenzen, 27, is a relief pitcher by trade and a center fielder in his spare time. He's had 38 plate appearances this season and is batting .212 with a homer and five RBIs. But the Reds would like to see more and are planning to regularly use him both on the mound and in the field next season. “It's a great spot to be in,” Reds manager David Bell told Boomskie on Baseball this past weekend. “He's a big part of our bullpen and an outstanding defensive

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